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On with the parade

A refurbished 1921 Seagraves pumper truck cruises down Broad Street carrying a crew from the Camden Fire Department during the Kershaw County Christmas Parade Dec. 11. Onboard the pumper were Camden Fire Chief John Bowers and his wife, Gwen. Capt. Johnny Mullis was at the wheel, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter, Savannah.

December 20, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Learning about others

Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Baron DeKalb Elementary School completed various activities including the Trust Walk (visual); Muffled Directions (auditory); Mirror Reading (learning); and Mouth Writing (physical). These activities and others are designed to give students and teachers the opportunity to experience some of the challenges encountered by people with a disability. "Awareness: The Key to Friendships," is an educational program sponsored by Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc. This program teaches understanding and sensitivity towards people with disabilities. Fifth grade students commented that they enjoyed the program and wished they could have visited all eight stations. Here, students Clay ...

December 20, 2010 | | Education


Bright Knights

The Marching Knights placed seventh at the S.C. Band Directors Association's 1A State Championship at Batesburg-Leesville High School. This was the first time in eight years North Central has been represented at the state level and this was the highest placement in the school's known history. The North Central Marching Knights were the only marching band to represent the Kershaw County School District at the state level this year.

December 20, 2010 | | Education


Salute to veterans

The kindergarten students at Pine Tree Hill School made and decorated instruments for the school's annual Veterans Day parade. The students marched in honor of all veterans ,especially those who attended the second-grade program. Parents and community members joined in the red, white and blue salute to thank veterans.

December 20, 2010 | | Education


Miss Parrish, Capt. Balazs wed

Elizabeth Marie Parrish of Fayetteville, N.C., and Captain Benjamin Mark (Ben) Balazs, of Fayetteville, were united in marriage on September 11, 2010, in the garden of the Camden House Inn, in Camden, S.C. The Reverend Kevin Cauley, pastor of Darlington Presbyterian Church, performed the seven o'clock p.m. ceremony. Soloist was Mrs. Elizabeth Pacheco Rose and music was provided by the Herringbones of Charlotte, N.C., and bagpiper Mr. J.V. Hudson of Raleigh, N.C. A reception immediately followed the ceremony at the Camden House Inn.

December 20, 2010 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Reynolds, Mr. Parrotte plan spring wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Carr Reynolds of Camden, SC, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Marie Reynolds of Southport, NC, to Richard Sandford Parrotte. He is son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edward Parrotte, Jr. of New Bern, NC.

December 20, 2010 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Mills, Mr. Boykin engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Joel Mills of Lugoff announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Lauren Nichole Mills of Lugoff, to Erik Rutledge Boykin of Lugoff. He is the son of Mr. Ronnie Boykin, Sr. of Lugoff, and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ruhfass of Fairless Hills, Pa.

December 20, 2010 | | Weddings & Engagements


How to keep the ‘happy’ in your holidays

This is the time of the year when family and friends come together to celebrate the holidays. The most common holiday hazards people contact the Poison Center for include: holiday plants, decorations and alcohol.

December 20, 2010 | | Localife


Obama-Clinton's tag team show

When President Barack Obama turned over his news conference to President Clinton like a tag-team wrestler and left the room to attend a Christmas party -- leaving Clinton to take questions from reporters about Obama's tax-cut deal -- he gave the astonished chattering classes plenty to chatter about:

December 20, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Miss LaRoche, Mr. Ross exchange vows

Katherine Rose LaRoche of Camden, and Jesse Darrell (Justin) Ross II, of Lugoff, were united in marriage on October 16, 2010, at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden, S.C. The Reverend Charles E. Seastrunk, Jr., Chaplain of the South Carolina House of Representatives, performed the five o'clock p.m. ceremony. Music was provided by Mrs. Kitty DeLoach. A reception immediately followed at Louise C. Proctor Hall in Camden.

December 20, 2010 | | Weddings & Engagements


Noted and passed

• It's been much colder than normal here in Kershaw County and many people are ready for an easing of the temperatures. But one friend suggested recently we should be thankful; he had checked weather information on-line, and for a recent week in Fairbanks, Alaska, the high temperature -- the high -- was negative 28 degrees. The low was negative 51. Those readings make our recent nights in the teens seem absolutely balmy.

December 20, 2010 | | Editorials


Knight grapplers edge Dogs, 36-33

Taking a loss here or there to set things up to give his team its best chance for a win, first-year North Central wrestling coach Britt Gardner saw his bit of a gamble pay off on Tuesday night.

December 17, 2010 | | North Central High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs run past McBee for first win of season

Led by three players in double figures, the Camden girls basketball team gave Natalie Jeffcoat her first win in her second go-'round as the program's head coach in blitzing visiting McBee, 68-18, Wednesday night inside the Dog Pound.

December 17, 2010 | | Camden High/Middle


Harold F. Robinson

Harold F. Robinson, 54, of Gary Road, Camden, SC, died Tuesday, December 14, 2010.

December 17, 2010 | | Obituaries


Happy 50th Anniversary!

Betty and Bill Coker of Camden will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 18. They were married at the First Baptist Church in Turbeville, S.C. Bill is retired from DuPont.

December 17, 2010 | | Localife


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Playing favorites can increase chance child will use drugs, alcohol

Parents who favor one child over another may increase the chance at least one of their children will abuse substances, according to new research that also says a child's perception of favoritism matters more than whether it's actually true.

October 20, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Films with women leads are scarce

This past summer, women ruled at the box office. Hits like "Lucy," "The Fault in Our Stars" and "Maleficent," each earned north of $40 million during their respective opening weekends, Box Office Mojo reports.

October 20, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News | National


Wage gender gap might be hurting women's retirement plan

Women save a larger percentage of their incomes for retirement than men, but men end up saving more, says a new study by Vanguard. But no matter the gender, Interest.com found that only Nevada retirees are collectively prepared for retirement.

October 20, 2014 | Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | National


Are small high schools showing performance boost?

New York City's small high schools apparently boost graduation rates and college admission rates, and do so at a lower per pupil cost than traditional high schools, according to a study just released by MDRC, a major nonprofit education policy research firm.

October 20, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Eight tips for a smooth family morning routine

Ah, mornings. Sometimes they go smoothly and my day is lovely. Other times, I feel like I'm behind before I've even begun. If your house feels like a staging zone for a major event as you try to get everyone ready and out the door each day, these ideas for changing your family's routine will leave you smiling.

October 20, 2014 | Amy Peterson FamilyShare | National


Poorest in many Third World countries send kids to private school

When the Pakistani Taliban survivor Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize this month, it was widely noted that she was an education advocate and that her father was a "headmaster." But the Western media ignored an intriguing angle on this story, argues James Tooley, a professor at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.

October 20, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Ebola, math and next steps

Ebola has been in the news. But much of the news has not offered background information about the disease.

October 20, 2014 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | National


What reality TV doesn’t tell you about home remodeling

Everyone knows reality TV isn't actually reality, right? We know an hour in real life is never that entertaining. There is a lot of editing, slicing and dicing behind the scenes to put those shows together.

October 20, 2014 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | National


3 Stooges with ‘lost’ short leads vintage DVDs

A new Three Stooges collection on DVD this week includes a short that has long been lost, and making their disc debuts are vintage titles starring George Arliss, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)

October 20, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


‘Honorable Woman’ leads TV on DVD

The highly touted BBC miniseries "The Honorable Woman" makes its way to DVD this week, along with a variety of recent TV series.

October 20, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


Ariail for Oct. 20, 2014

October 20, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Oct. 20, 2014

• Thanks to I-20, two U.S. highways and several state highways, we have a lot of commercial vehicles passing through Kershaw County on a daily basis. While most of those vehicles are likely carrying goods for sale here and elsewhere across the country, there's also a good chance hazardous materials are being trucked through as well. So, it's a good thing Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and the Kershaw County Fire Service have joined forces to create a Special Operations Team (SOT) to deal with any "HazMat" accidents that may occur. According to LF-R Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer, the team ...

October 20, 2014 | | Editorials


The love or hate of air conditioning

It's a funny thing. That's what Mama used to say when something baffled her. Like Mama, I prefer that things make common sense. Otherwise, I'll ponder, figure, study, and try to decipher that funny thing until it's somewhat sensible.

October 20, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Soft skills

In early September, I attended a meeting of superintendents in Greenville. A major area of discussion was the development of a workforce that would attract sustainable industry to South Carolina and how K-12 education fits into this puzzle. To underscore this discussion, the meeting included a tour of the BMW plant in Spartanburg. Wow! This facility absolutely reflects what a 21st century workplace looks like and what many of our students will need to be prepared to enter. I talk a lot about preparing students for their future and not our past. The BMW tour reminded me why this is ...

October 20, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Op-Ed: The penny sales tax

On Nov. 4, Kershaw County citizens will have the opportunity to vote on the Kershaw County School District facilities referendum. Because of legislation passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2014, voters will be able to decide whether or not a penny sales tax that would be collected for 15 years could be imposed in the county and used by the school district to fund the projects in the referendum.

October 20, 2014 | Donnie Wilson CFO, Kershaw County School District | Columns


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